On to the quilting . . . Today I am very thankful for my machine quilters!! I count my blessings to send my quilts off for machine quilting. There would be many, many non-quilted tops folded up in my closets if there were no machine quilters close by!
But now, hand piecing has slowly but gradually worked it's way into my quilting life &, surprising to me, is becoming one of my most relaxing quilting past times.
|Friendship Ring quilt|
Hand piecing or in other words "Peaceful Quilting"
is my new joy & challenge!
It all began with the Friendship Ring quilt & ARDCO templates!
|Friendship Ring block from the|
Flying Geese fabric collection
|Another version |
of the Friendship Ring block with the
Friendship Ring fabric collection
This block to the left is a scrappy version with a little different fabric arrangement.
|Patchwork Sunburst with indygo/cheddar|
Manassas Junction collection
18 pieces each of 3 fabrics per block!
The templates are in a lovely book "Quilts from The Henry Ford" by Fons & Porter with Landauer Books, publishers. I simply cut the plastic templates from the pattern & surprise - it worked!! Went together & pressed flat! Awesome!
See the indygo/black/brick red/cheddar Manassas Junction Collection at P & B Textiles/Washington Street Studio/Manassas Junction !!
ARDCO hand piecing templates can be ordered at ARDCO Templates or contact me at email@example.com.